[Posted December 15, 2016] Los Angeles is the long-time home of the U.S. entertainment industry and in the heyday of the Hollywood studios, Uni’s was its favored high school, with alums such as Jeff Bridges, Ryan O’Neal, Elizabeth Taylor and Norma Baker, later known as Marilyn Monroe.
So Uni and the UHEF will partner this spring for the first University High School Film Festival, over two nights in late April, at the renovated Stivelman Theater:
- April 28: Friday ~ Student Film Festival (4 p.m.)
- April 29: Saturday ~ Alumni reception and film screening (6 p.m.)
Friday’s program will feature student films from Uni and other high schools, while the Saturday event will bring alumni together for a reception, selected reunions, a silent auction and the screening of a film with special meaning in Uni’s history.
If you’d like to help with the organization and promotion of the festival, don’t be shy and let us know right away by e-mail at Connect@UHEF.org.
The Film Festival will replace the springtime All-Classes Picnic and Car Show, which was revived in May 2016, but – outside of the enthusiastic car owners – did not draw a significant crowd back to campus.
The new festival program will follow the previous week’s four performances of the Spring theater-arts show, Disney’s “Shrek the Musical” from April 19-22. For more on that project, check out Uni’s new Facebook page for its theater-arts program.